I’m in Boston visiting a friend, so this post will be brief. I’m always trying to find a balance between dedication to craft (usually performed best in isolation), and dedication to friends and community (a largely social activity). Today should be strictly about the latter. But since I’ve decided to be diligent about this daily writing, I’m taking time out to quickly draft this.
My friend Anne who I’ve known since high school took me to brunch at a delicious Spanish restaurant called Masa on the South End . Our high school friend Jay was able to join us and overall, it was just such a pleasant morning to be reunited with old friends who knew me pre-New York, pre-angsty adulthood.
Which leads to my next point about friendship. We sometimes suck at keeping in touch; when people say “keep in touch”, 9 times out of 10 it doesn’t happen. We each get busy, move to different cities, and go on our merry ways with new lives. It’s a natural course of life.
My mini-reunion this morning reminded me why it’s worth it to keep in touch when you can. Simply because, you have people to share a good meal with. It sounds silly and rather foodie of me, but seriously. Would I know to eat at a place like Masa as a visitor? Maybe if I did my research through Foursquare or Yelp, but not likely . Would I hear accompanying stories about the establishment or know what’s worth trying? No. Lastly, even if I did have all the information, would I want to eat at a place like Masa by myself? As much as I like good food, heck no. Facebook has a point when they say everything is going social.
I’ve said it before: food brings people together. With it comes great conversation, increased awareness, and general life edification. Tomorrow, I’ll root myself back in my singular writing ways. But for the rest of today, I’m going to enjoy this gorgeous autumn scenery in good company.